English Language Programs

Contact information:

English Language Programs, U.S. Embassy Astana, Kazakhstan
Address: Rakhymzhan Koshkarbayev Avenue, No. 3.,  010010
Phone numbers: + 7 7172 70 24 02; + 7 7172 70 21 17

The English Language Fellow program places American English-language teaching professionals in universities, ministries of education, and other institutions throughout Central Asia for ten months.  Fellows in Central Asia work with their hosts as well as the local and regional ELT community to create and implement courses, materials, curriculums, and training programs that build stronger connections between the host and U.S. culture.

English Language Specialist Program, a program within the U.S. Department of State English Language Programs Office, provides  teacher training programs with host institutions in Central Asia ranging from two weeks to four months. The Specialists work with U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to organize Specialists work on topics such as Curriculum Design and Evaluation, Teacher Training, Textbook Development, or English for Specific Purposes.

We accept requests for English Language Specialists year-round.

English Access Program provides a foundation of English language skills to motivated economically disadvantaged teenagers through two years of after school instruction and intensive summer sessions. The Access Program gives participants English skills that may lead to better jobs and educational prospects. Participants also gain the ability to compete for and participate in future exchanges and study in the United States. Since its inception in 2004, approximately 200,000 students in more than 82 countries have participated in the Access Program. The program is implemented through the local providers. If you are interested in participating as the provider, please contact the RELO Central Asia.

English Language Programs coordinate the distribution of U.S. government-produced ELT and American studies books, maps and CDs.

The American English Webinar Live – American English Live Series 16—six free professional development webinars for English language teachers around the world—begins on January 18, 2023. Together, we’ll explore teaching about climate change in the EFL classroom and TESOL topics to strengthen core skills instruction. You can complete a short quiz at the end of each webinar to earn a digital participation badge!
Series 16 events take place every other Wednesday from January 18th to March 29th at 8 am and 1 pm Eastern Time/Washington, DC. To participate, visit the American English for Educators Facebook page (facebook.com/AmericanEnglishforEducators) at those times on the event dates. Confirm your local broadcast times here: bit.ly/ChecktheTime  
Registration isn’t required, but if you’d like to receive Series 16 updates and reminders, please complete this online form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/23WS16 
Certificate: To learn about opportunities to connect with other participants and a chance to earn an e-certificate when you attend 4 out of 6 sessions, contact the U.S. Embassy Astana and U.S Consulate General Almaty: AstanaELPrograms@state.gov
Click here to get the current Webinar schedule and registration link.

The OPEN Program Global Online Courses (former E-Teacher Program) offers Kazakhstani English teaching professionals the opportunity to take innovative, online university-level classes and online professional development programming for teachers through FHI 360. The courses explore major areas of the academic specialty of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). If you are interested in participating in this program, contact the Regional English Language Office.  For more detailed information on currently offered courses and course content click here.

MOOC: The OPEN Program offers free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are open to an unlimited number of participants. Some MOOCs are 5 weeks, and some are longer. Each MOOC is preceded by an optional orientation module. Click the link for more information about each course, and to enroll.

English Teaching FORUM Magazine is produced by the Washington DC Office of English Language Programs.  It has articles by and for teachers of English worldwide. The quarterly English Teaching Forum, is a response to a need for theoretical and practical solutions and suggestions in the ELT field. Current and past issues of FORUM are available on-line at: https://americanenglish.state.gov/forum. New and experienced authors are encouraged to contribute their articles: Guidelines for Submissions.  

American English Microscholarship Online is a website that provides resources for teaching and learning English and American culture. The website is updated bi-monthly and provides cutting edge resources teachers can easily adapt in their own classrooms or learners can use for self-study. Free, downloadable content is also available.